Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by tinkerBOY » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:54 am

Renalti wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:21 am
zeroboy wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:49 am
Oops sorry my mistake i opened the wrong link.

If you just want a simple setup get the composite screen. Otherwises get the hdmi which will probably give you a nicer image quality but needs some more work to put inside the GBZ.
Thank you @zeroboy for the reply! I read somewhere on this topic that the linked "HD screens" where actually low-def converting to "fake" HD. Anyway, I'll still grab one, just for fun, and try it!

Thank you :)
I actually started with a 320x240 composite 3.5" lcd which is very easy to mod and setup but of course didn't take me that long tO realize the crappy quality of this screen. I was thinking of trying out the 640x480 screen but.. maybe some other time. Instead i bought the hdmi screen like the one you linked and still waiting for it to arrive. Yeah just for fun. We'll see. I'm also learning about spi and dpi screens.
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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Renalti » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:12 am

zeroboy wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:54 am
I actually started with a 320x240 composite 3.5" lcd which is very easy to mod and setup but of course didn't take me that long tO realize the crappy quality of this screen. I was thinking of trying out the 640x480 screen but.. maybe some other time. Instead i bought the hdmi screen like the one you linked and still waiting for it to arrive. Yeah just for fun. We'll see. I'm also learning about spi and dpi screens.
Is the 640x480 screen linked in this topic?

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by tinkerBOY » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 am

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Renalti » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:56 am

zeroboy wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 am
Yeah this one https://www.ebay.ph/itm/222137248549

Read on viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120&start=20
Thank you kindly @zeroboy!

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Miity » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:20 am

Hi guys i need some help with my screen
I probably messed it up but maybe not

It seems the backlight is working the screen turns white but cant get any video what sould i do??
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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by basztarek » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 am

Hello folks,
I have been collecting GBZ parts for some time, but my big issue (probably one of many) is the screen. And I mean big, cause the PCB just doesn't fit into the case. Here are some pictures, can anybody tell me what's safe to cut? I believe the K1, K2 and K3 switches are the contrast buttons, they were not soldered by default. Unfortunately, they lead to ground on the right-hand side (when you look at the photo)
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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by doro44 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:14 pm

Miity wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:20 am
Hi guys i need some help with my screen
I probably messed it up but maybe not

It seems the backlight is working the screen turns white but cant get any video what sould i do??20170729_201348.jpg
Hi, I have this exact issue right now, and unfortunately after disassembling the lcd panel I have found that the LCD glass is broken. The broken glass has some wiring on it and that caused the white screen of death. Going to order a new one. I give you a hint, if you do not want to pay full ammount, look for the LCD panel and keep the driver...

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Iivv » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Hey i just got this screen from gearbest but i noticed that is different from the old model i was wondering if anyone knows how to convert it to 5v if possible
Thank you

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by tinkerBOY » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:47 pm

Iivv wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 pm
Hey i just got this screen from gearbest but i noticed that is different from the old model i was wondering if anyone knows how to convert it to 5v if possible
Thank you

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Looks the same with the ones i used. If so, that will work with 5v/12v without any modification. I suggest you to mod it to 5v nevertheless.
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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Mischief » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:53 pm

Iivv wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 pm
Hey i just got this screen from gearbest but i noticed that is different from the old model i was wondering if anyone knows how to convert it to 5v if possible
Thank you

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If it needs modding it's the 8 leg chip on the left second pin up on the right of the chip.

Pic on my one drive:

https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArZZdIBZq3eyxyo6iYWgkGpBL5me

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